When Roosevelt became president he wanted to help the people, so he started the New Deal. In the New Deal relief programs where started to help recover from the Great Depression and get people back on their feet. The WPA was a relief program that helped people get jobs and raised people’s spirits. The WPA also built roads, subways, air-ports, and zoo’s. The relief programs in the New Deal taught people many skills such as sewing, contruction, cleaning, and medical care. The New Deal helped African-American farmers and their families. Roosevelt’s New Deal was successful because it got many people jobs, raised the economy, and made the community a better place.
During WWII women contributed by doing clerical work, they also tested and delivered aircrafts, women repaired equipment and worked as electricians. Women where not allowed to participate in combat. Often times African-American women working across seas would be treated poorly and the African-American nurses would have to care for the wounded Japanese soldiers that were prisoners. Japanese Americans were sent to Prison camps in the west and given identification cards, later the government got the power to just completely remove them from the country.